Enter to Win a Signed Apron at Nathan’s Talk at Seattle’s Town Hall!

As you may already know, Nathan Myhrvold will give a lecture at Town Hall Seattle at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5. Some of his topics will include:

  • How Modernist cuisine is like Modernist art and architecture
  • How we made the spectacular cutaways in Modernist Cuisine
  • Liquid nitrogen and cryofrying
  • Why your toast seems to go from light brown to dark and burnt in a manner of seconds
  • Why we love pressure cookers and cooking sous vide
  • Plus much, much more!

Also to be included in his presentation:

  • Photos from the book and behind the scenes
  • Ultra-slow motion videos
  • Recipe videos

But now there’s an even cooler reason to go. We will be giving away two aprons autographed by Nathan at the event. Email us at mcgiveaways@gmail.com with your proof of purchase (tickets can be bought for only $5 here) and you will be entered to win! You have until noon on Monday to enter. We will announce the winners at the event (you must be present to win).

See you there!

Nathan Myhrvold to Appear on “Top Chef”

This season of Top Chef is the biggest yet, and Nathan had the esteemed honor of serving as a guest judge on one of the episodes. This was the business excuse that allowed him to check out some of East Texas’s best barbecue, as he described in September for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Top Chef airs Wednesday evenings on BRAVO. The episode on which Nathan appears airs January 4, 2012. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the air date.

Think you already know the outcome? Tell us who you think the winner will be in the comments below.

Nathan Myhrvold Will Appear on The Martha Stewart Show, November 17

Martha in The Cooking Lab

Last time Nathan appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, she came to visit us in Bellevue, Washington, at The Cooking Lab. This time, since Nathan is spending a few days on the East Coast, he’s stopping by her studio to talk about Modernist cooking and its adaptability for home use. Nathan will demonstrate sous vide salmon and pistachio gelato, some of our favorite recipes!

Tune in to The Martha Stewart Show tomorrow, November 17, for more!

Nathan Talks Cookbooks on Eater.com

One thing we’ve learned from working with Nathan Myhrvold is that if you get him talking about a topic that interests him (and there are many, many, many topics to choose from), he’ll go on and on until someone comes and rushes him off to another meeting. You’ll probably learn something in the process, too, even if it’s a subject you think you know everything about. Recently, Eater.com‘s Paula Forbes got him talking about his cookbook collection: which ones are his favorites, which he’s most sentimental about, and why he doesn’t think much of the barbecue books out there.

A few of the cookbooks Nathan keeps at The Cooking Lab. Photo courtesy of Paula Forbes.

Click here for the whole interview.

See Nathan Alongside Wylie, Emeril, and Others in South Beach

Nathan Myhrvold will join several esteemed chefs to pay tribute to chef Charlie Trotter and winemaker Piero Antinori during the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival on February 25, 2012, in Miami, Florida. Anthony Bourdain will host the event, which will showcase the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities such as:

  • Marchese Piero Antinori
  • Anthony Bourdain (“No Reservations” on the Travel Channel)
  • Frederic Delaire (Loews Miami Beach Hotel)
  • Wylie Dufresne (wd ?50)
  • Michelle Gayer (Salty Tart Bakery)
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril’s)
  • Nathan Myhrvold (Modernist Cuisine)
  • Patrick O’Connell (The Inn at Little Washington)
  • Charlie Trotter (Charlie Trotter’s)
  • Norman Van Aken

In particular, Nathan will prepare hors d’oeuvres to be passed during the cocktail reception.

Tickets go on sale October 24, 2011. For more information, click here.

Tickets to See Nathan at the JBF Include a Signed Copy of MC!

The James Beard Foundation in New York City is hosting a special event featuring Modernist Cuisine author Nathan Myhrvold on Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. A ticket admits both you and a guest to a champagne reception with Dr. Myhrvold at the Beard House, a presentation on the revolution underway in the culinary arts, and a signed copy of the six-volume book and display case, including shipping to your home. A portion of the $650 all-inclusive ticket price will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

For tickets and more information, call 212.627.2308 or click here.

And the Nominees Are…

We are pleased to announce that Modernist Cuisine author Nathan Myhrvold has been nominated for an innovation award at this year’s StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress in the category for contribution to American cuisine.

While it’s always an honor just to be nominated, we are especially proud considering the steep competition. The full list of nominees includes:

John Besh
Daniel Boulud
Nathan Myhrvold
Marcus Samuelsson
Alice Waters

Wish us luck! And if you are going to this year’s Congress, be sure to check out MC coauthor Chris Young’s presentation on Monday, October 3, at 4:30 p.m.

Astor Center Presents Dr. Nathan Myhrvold

Astor Center of New York City will present an evening with Nathan Myhrvold on Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

Join Nathan Myhrvold at Astor Center to learn more about the journey of discovery behind the project, from the new techniques to the cutting-edge photography, the scientific and mathematical modeling used, and what the team envisions for the kitchens and restaurants of the future.

Nathan during his March talk with Padma Lakshmi at the New York Academy of Sciences

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25. For tickets and more information, click here.